WWE announced the signing of Aja Perera as the company’s first full-time African-American female referee.
Here is the full release given by the company:
Referee Aja Smith has signed with WWE and reported to the WWE Performance Center, becoming the first African-American full-time female referee signed to WWE.
Smith competed across the United States, Japan and Mexico under the name Aja Perera, and has held the SHINE Nova and Tag Team Championship. She will now don the stripes and join the crew of referees who enforce the rules for NXT every week on USA Network.
Perera joins Killer Kross and Timothy Thatcher as WWE’s latest signings. All are reporting to the WWE Performance Center.